Japanese two-wheeler big, Yamaha Motor has introduced a manufacturing milestone of 10 million items in India. The corporate achieved the landmark manufacturing determine in 34 years of its presence within the nation, having begun operations in 1985. The manufacturing quantity is a results of Yamaha’s three manufacturing services positioned in Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai which have contributed to the achievement. The 10 millionth car to roll-out on the ceremony was the Yamaha FZS-FI V3.zero on the Chennai plant. The manufacturing volumes haven’t solely catered to the home demand however for exports as properly.
Talking on the numerous milestone, Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group of Firms mentioned, “The journey for Yamaha has been fairly thrilling all these years. We’ve acquired phenomenal response from our prospects from throughout the nation. This landmark achievement is a sworn statement of our rising reputation and demand for our merchandise that are thrilling, trendy and sporty. This could not have been doable with out the assist of our staff, vendor companions, suppliers and distributors. They’ve performed a key position and have prolonged their assist all through in keeping with the corporate’s enterprise route to attain this necessary milestone. Going ahead, we’ll proceed to excite our prospects and empower their lives via world class services and products.”
Yamaha’s reputation has soared in recent times with extra mass market choices, which helped catapult the manufacturing numbers. The event additionally marked one other accomplishment of 5 million items being produced in simply seven years between 2012 and 2019. Scooter gross sales helped the producer throughout this era, contributing 44 per cent to the general manufacturing with the Fascino being a well-liked vendor. Out of the 10 million automobiles produced, about 80 per cent items have been rolled out from the Surajpur and Faridabad services whereas 20 per cent items have been contributed by the brand new Chennai plant. Bikes remained bigger contributors to Yamaha Motor India’s total manufacturing. The corporate manufactured over 77.88 lakh bikes total, whereas 22.12 lakh scooters have been produced.
Yamaha achieved its first such milestone in 1999, 14 years after commencing operations in India when the Surajpur plant hit the a million manufacturing run. In 2012, the corporate’s manufacturing elevated to 5 million. The agency additionally launched its first scooter – Yamaha Ray – the identical yr, which additional helped construct volumes. Yamaha had achieved a manufacturing run of 1 million for its scooters by 2016 with the choices being manufactured on the then newly constructed Chennai plant that was begun operations in 2015.
The Chennai manufacturing facility has performed a key position in Yamaha’s manufacturing technique for India, in keeping with the corporate. The plant has elevated its capability from four.5 lakh items in 2015 to the present 9 lakh items. In final 5 years, the Chennai manufacturing facility together with Surajpur & Faridabad manufacturing facility have collectively met their manufacturing targets from 7.40 lakh items in 2014 to 10.2 lakh items in 2018.
Whereas Yamaha did shift its focus in the direction of commuter bikes previously years, the two-wheeler maker is now focussing again on sporty bikes and has launched a slew of choices previously yr together with the YZF-R15 V3.zero, FZ V3.zero and extra not too long ago the Yamaha MT-15. The bike maker is anticipated to additionally deliver the up to date YZF-R3 in India later this yr or by early 2020 and probably its bare sibling – Yamaha MT-03 – someday sooner or later. There have additionally been rumours of the corporate getting into the 125 cc scooter section, however there was affirmation on the identical from the corporate.